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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Ominous

OM'INOUS, adjective [Latin ominosus.]

1. Foreboding or presaging evil; indicating a future evil event; inauspicious.

In the heathen worship of God, a sacrifice without a heart was accounted ominous

2. Foreshowing or exhibiting signs of good.

Though he had a good ominous name to have made peace, nothing followed.